The Best Episodes Directed by Marita Grabiak

Heartbreaker

#1 - Heartbreaker

The Nine Lives of Chloe King Season 1 - Episode 8

Given Chloe's strange behavior as of late, Meredith is not happy when Chloe is escorted home by the police after trying to stop a late-night robbery. A concerned Meredith searches Chloe's laptop, looking for insight into her daughter's life. However, Meredith is unprepared by what she finds, knowing the information will change her life forever. Meanwhile, although Chloe has a deeper connection with Alek than she cares to admit, she also can't deny her feelings for Brian. But when Chloe unintentionally hurts both guys, neither one of them want anything to do with her. When the late-night robber puts the King women in danger, Chloe must do everything to protect her mother and she reaches out to someone she has come to rely on. Will Alek put his personal feelings aside to help Chloe before it's too late, or is this one battle Chloe will have to fight on her own?

star 8.22
71 votes
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Jaynestown

#2 - Jaynestown

Firefly Season 1 - Episode 4

Serenity sets down at the mudder colony of Canton where it turns out Jayne is a hero for having dropped a bunch of money there years ago that he and his partner Stitch stole from the local magistrate. The drop was unintentional but Jayne doesn't turn down the attentions. Meanwhile, Kaylee and Simon dance, River rewrites Book's bible, and Inara beds the magistrate's son, a virgin.

star 8.22
1352 votes
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End of Days

#3 - End of Days

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7 - Episode 21

Buffy finds the weapon The First is keeping from her: a scythe embedded in stone. Buffy easily pulls it free much to Caleb's dismay and The First tells Caleb to let her go. Faith and the potentials get caught in the explosion, leaving many dead and Faith unconscious. They are attacked by a few Ubervamps, but Buffy arrives and easily slays them all with the scythe, allowing everyone to escape. After giving Buffy his word, Xander leaves Sunnydale with Dawn against her will. Buffy and Spike are feeling awkward regarding the recent events, so she sets out for information on the scythe. She finds a tomb where she runs into an old woman. She tells Buffy how the scythe was created to destroy the last pure demon, but it was made in secret and hidden from the shadow men. Caleb arrives and snaps the woman's neck. He and Buffy wrestle control over the scythe until he gets the upper hand. As he is about to strike, Angel knocks him down, and then stands back so Buffy can finish the fight.

star 8.06
274 votes
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Locked Hearts and Hand Grenades

#4 - Locked Hearts and Hand Grenades

One Tree Hill Season 3 - Episode 6

Brooke makes a "Fantasy Boy Draft," after all of the cheerleaders are fighting over the same guys. Haley and Peyton continue to argue over Nathan. Dan butts heads with Karen because the election is drawing nearer. Lucas is trying to keep up with the fast pace of basketball.

star 8.01
142 votes
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Skinwalker

#5 - Skinwalker

Smallville Season 2 - Episode 10

Clark becomes involved with a Native American woman, Kyla, and becomes aware of ancient Indian prophecy that warns of a man of great powers who fell from the sky. Worse, a wolflike creature is attacking the local Lexcorp construction project, and Martha and Lionel may be the next victims.

star 7.94
377 votes
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Raised by Another

#6 - Raised by Another

Lost Season 1 - Episode 10

Claire has a horribly realistic nightmare about her new baby being harmed or kidnapped. Flashbacks reveal Claire's backstory. Hurley is shocked and confused when he discovers that another plane crash survivor, does not appear on the flight manifest.

star 7.92
1300 votes
Relic

#7 - Relic

Smallville Season 3 - Episode 6

Clark discovers that Jor-El was on Earth forty years ago. Lana's great uncle, who was convicted of murdering his wife forty years ago, shows her a picture of the man he believes really killed her aunt, and she is shocked to discover the drifter looks just like Clark. Sure that the man is Jor-El, Clark's investigation leads him to a kryptonian medallion that allows him to see bits of the past - and the life that Jor-El started for him long before he arrived on Earth.

star 7.89
361 votes
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Storyteller

#8 - Storyteller

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7 - Episode 16

Andrew creates "Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres," a documentary describing the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations. Many emotions are captured during its filming, from Willow and Kennedy's make out fest to the recognition of what would be Xander and Anya's 1 year anniversary. Meanwhile, the Hellmouth, or more appropriately, the Seal of Danzalthar, is activated causing outbreaks of violence and mystical occurrences at the high school. The gang forces Andrew to reveal his own past and come to terms with it to help stop the madness.

star 7.89
263 votes
Mummy in the Maze

#9 - Mummy in the Maze

Bones Season 3 - Episode 5

On Halloween, two mummified bodies are discovered and found to be people reported missing the past two Halloweens. When Booth and Bones learn about a missing girl, linked to the suspect of the previous murders, the race is on to save her life.

star 7.86
574 votes
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Survival of the Fittest

#10 - Survival of the Fittest

ER Season 7 - Episode 17

Peter and Cleo may be at fault when a police officer shoots and kills an old woman with dementia. Carter misinforms Rena and tells him that he and Abby had a past liaison. April Fool's Day causes the staffers to play pranks on each other; Malucci gets the worsts of them. Corday endures a particularly long surgery just to prove that she still can. Greene treats three young students who have been huffing carpet cleaner. Luka treats another pregnant teenager, who wants the comfort that a child will bring her.

star 7.84
93 votes
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The House Always Wins

#11 - The House Always Wins

Angel Season 4 - Episode 3

Angel and his friends discover that Lorne is being held prisoner in a corrupt Las Vegas casino.

star 7.83
178 votes
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The Reigning Lorelai

#12 - The Reigning Lorelai

Gilmore Girls Season 4 - Episode 16

Stricken with grief and guilt, Richard is inconsolable after loosing someone dear to him. Emily finds an old letter addressed to her husband and has a meltdown.

star 7.78
415 votes
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Fredless

#13 - Fredless

Angel Season 3 - Episode 5

When Fred's parents come to take her home, she feels she should go with them...until she earns a place in the group by figuring out the key to an attack of larger bug demons.

star 7.74
219 votes
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Alienated

#14 - Alienated

Eureka Season 1 - Episode 4

Spencer is apparently abducted by aliens and then returned to earth the next day inside a crop circle. Also, the town is visited by the congressman whose committee is responsible for its government funding.

star 7.73
686 votes
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Your Future Awaits

#15 - Your Future Awaits

Everwood Season 2 - Episode 21

When Amy accompanies Ephram to his Julliard audition in Boulder, a romantic moment leads her to confess her newfound feelings for him. Meanwhile, Andy struggles to convince his mentor Dr. Douglas (guest-star Philip Baker Hall) that he needs even riskier brain surgery than originally thought and that Andy is the man to do it. Dr. Abbott faces losing his medical practice after it appears no company will insure him. Lastly, Bright decides not to attend his graduation ceremony, much to the disappointment of his family.

star 7.73
41 votes
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Chapter 4

#16 - Chapter 4

American Horror Story Season 6 - Episode 4

Scathach presents herself for the first time and reveals what she wants. However, Tomasyn and the ghost settlers have other plans.

star 7.73
3461 votes
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Viable Options

#17 - Viable Options

ER Season 6 - Episode 17

Mark and Elizabeth squabble after he disagrees with her treatment of his father. Carter gets in trouble when a patient of his that he had discharged for insurance reasons comes back into the hospital near death. Weaver is suspended after disobeying a direct order from Romano, regarding the care of a mentally challenged girl. Kovac and Corday are faced with a blitz of possible kidney receivers, but Luka has a problem with the one who gets it. Cleo and Benton endure Romano's ire for scribing a messy prescription that nearly kills a man. Chen faces some personal obstacles when treating a man who refuses to tell his daughter about his genetic condition.

star 7.73
99 votes
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Intoxicated

#18 - Intoxicated

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 6 - Episode 19

When Denise Eldridge finds her fifteen-year-old daughter Carrie in bed with twenty-one-year-old Justin, she immediately calls police to have Justin charged with statuatory rape. Benson intercedes on behalf of Carrie, calling a children's rights lawyer to assist her, but when Denise turns up dead, Carrie and Justin both end up on the suspect list. Benson tries to get some help from Simone Bryce, but Bryce is obligated to protect her client. [ Recap available. ]

star 7.69
160 votes
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Let the Games Begin

#19 - Let the Games Begin

Drive Season 1 - Episode 3

The race continues on the next stage. Alex meets an old acquaintance after getting in trouble with the police while Wendy gets a new co-driver.

star 7.69
29 votes
The Hitchhiker

#20 - The Hitchhiker

Cold Case Season 1 - Episode 10

Rush and Valens investigate the case of a cold-blooded killer who shot a young man trying to hitchhike his way home to Philly from Atlanta.

star 7.69
214 votes
A Man of His Word

#21 - A Man of His Word

Alias Season 4 - Episode 9

While Nadia is in a coma, Sark is taken into APO and to help them infiltrate Cadmus Revolutionary Front and retrieve the bomb, but in return he demands to see Lauren's corpse and that Vaughn opens her coffin the for him. Nadia may be the only person with the intel they need to intercept the bomb, so Jack is forced to prematurely wake Nadia from her coma, endangering her life, which doesn't please Sloane when he finds out.

star 7.67
151 votes
Karma Chameleon

#22 - Karma Chameleon

Wonderfalls Season 1 - Episode 3

While working another shift, Jaye is approached by a young girl who, after an introduction, tells her that she stole her wallet. As she gives it back to her, Jaye notices that she has a stuttering problem and a stuffed chameleon tells her to ""get her words out"". This eventually leads to the girl - nicknamed Binky- getting a job at Wonderfalls, with Jaye as her mentor. Unfortunately, Binky starts to take the mentor idea too seriously and seemingly takes Jaye's identity: Her job, her friends, her family, her looks, and her personality. With the animals still telling her to ""get her words out"", Jaye decides to take matters into her own hands.

star 7.64
67 votes
Shiny Happy People

#23 - Shiny Happy People

Angel Season 4 - Episode 18

While everyone else worships the beautiful woman Cordelia bore, Fred sees another side of her.

star 7.59
163 votes
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The Price

#24 - The Price

Angel Season 3 - Episode 19

Angel's hotel is infested with demonic slugscreated by the spell he used to alter Sahjhan.

star 7.49
171 votes
Episode 12

#25 - Episode 12

Surface Season 1 - Episode 12

Fugitives on the Run - Laura and Rich become fugitives and are being pursued by Lee and his legion of secret agents.

star 7.42
48 votes
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Instinct

#26 - Instinct

Dollhouse Season 2 - Episode 2

Echo is imprinted with the personality of a mother with a newborn baby. Complications arise when, thanks to Topher's programming, Echo takes too strongly to motherhood. Perrin ramps up his investigation into Rossum and DeWitt pays November a visit.

star 7.35
288 votes
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The Devil You Know

#27 - The Devil You Know

Cult Season 1 - Episode 8

Jeff and Skye struggle to find evidence against Sakelik to use as leverage to gain information on Nate. Stuart invites Roger to a weekend getaway at his Santa Barbara estate. Skye has lunch with her mother and the two discuss the past. Meanwhile, on the television show, Kelly strikes a deal with Billy to get her sister Meadow back.

star 7.31
71 votes
Unleashed

#28 - Unleashed

Angel Season 5 - Episode 3

Angel tries to help a young woman who has been turned into a werewolf and is being pursued by a group of truly rarified gourmets.

star 7.25
173 votes
Text, Lies and Videotape

#29 - Text, Lies and Videotape

Dawson's Creek Season 5 - Episode 7

Jen helps Dawson go to the shrink he ran away from last week. Dawson still thinks that the whole idea of sharing his thoughts with a complete stranger is weird, but he is surprised with how much he learns from it. Back home, he has to handle the problem with his father will, which does not include Lily. Meanwhile, Joey is working on a project about old love letters written by an obscure writer, and with the help of Audrey's audition tape for "The Real World: Ibiza", she manages to catch something no one of the fellow students caught. Pacey confronts Karen about the risks she is taking for having an affair with Danny, and Karen is hurt when Danny's wife shows up at a dinner party and he blows her off completely.

star 7.04
43 votes
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